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Subcollection: Organizations

Extent: 189 files
This Organizations subcollection details JDC’s relationships and initiatives with governments, intergovernmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the course of its humantarian relief initiatives during the years 1965-1974. These files include memos, reports, meeting minutes, press clippings, transcripts, project surveys and correspondence with the U.S. Government and its associated departments and agencies; foreign governments, embassies, and consuls; philanthropic funds; and private Jewish and non-sectarian humanitarian and social service organizations worldwide.

Many files, such as those relating to the United Jewish Appeal and United Israel Appeal, contain extensive information on the formation, implementation, and results of JDC’s fundraising campaigns and joint domestic and international campaigns.

Arrangement

The Organizations subcollection is arranged into three record groups. Within record groups, if a topic has three or more files, it is further arranged into series, which are listed below. Topics with fewer than three files are listed after all of the series in that record group.
Within each series, files are arranged in reverse chronological order.

U.S. Government
Intergovernmental
Non-Governmental Organizations

Record Group: U.S. Government

This record group focuses on JDC’s partnerships and initiatives with the United States government and its officials, agencies, and departments, and relief programs, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S Office of Food for Peace Program (USFP), and the U.S. Refugee Program (USRP).

These files detail the implementation and progress of JDC’s global relief and assistance programs in collaboration with the U.S. government and include: shipping activity reports for relief supplies convoys export schedules; meeting minutes of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies; relevant Congressional Record excerpts regarding refugee and relief legislation; and correspondence with legislators and other relief organizations.

This record group contains two series: 1) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and 2) United States Food for Peace Program (USFP). Files which are not associated with a series are listed after these two series. Some materials fall slightly outside 1965-1974.

Series 1: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

File 548: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), General, 1971-1974
File 549: USAID, 1969-1971

Extent: 0.75 inch

USAID, 1969-1971

File 550: USAID, 1967-1968

Extent: 0.75 inch

USAID, 1967-1968

File 551: USAID, 1965-1966

Extent: 0.25 inch

USAID, 1965-1966

File 552: USAID, Excess Property, 1962-1968
File 553: USAID, Nutrition, 1967-1972

Extent: 0.20 inch

USAID, Nutrition, 1967-1972

Series 2: U.S. Food for Peace (USFP)

File 561: U.S. Food for Peace (USFP), General, 1970-1973
File 562: USFP, General Surplus Commodities, 1966-1969
File 563: USFP, General Surplus Commodities, 1965
File 564: USFP, Greece, 1966-1967

Extent: 0.10 inch

USFP, Greece, 1966-1967

File 565: USFP, Iran, 1965-1969

Extent: 0.50 inch

USFP, Iran, 1965-1969

File 566: USFP, Israel, 1972-1974

Extent: 0.30 inch

USFP, Israel, 1972-1974

File 567: USFP, Israel, 1968-1971

Extent: 1.25 inches

USFP, Israel, 1968-1971

File 568: USFP, Israel, 1965-1968

Extent: 0.65 inch

USFP, Israel, 1965-1968

File 569: USFP, Morocco, 1969-1971

Extent: 0.55 inch

USFP, Morocco, 1969-1971

File 570: USFP, Tunisia, 1965-1970

Extent: 0.30 inch

USFP, Tunisia, 1965-1970

File 554: U.S. Committee on Agriculture, 1966-1973
File 555: U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1968-1973
File 556: U.S. Committee for Refugees, 1965-1974
File 557: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1966-1974
File 558: U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, 1970-1971
File 559: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1969
File 560: U.S. Department of State, 1965, 1974
File 571: U.S. Refugee Program (USRP), 1972-1974
File 572: U.S. Refugee Program (USRP), 1963-1971
File 573: U.S. Peace Corps, 1966-1969

Extent: 0.10 inch

U.S. Peace Corps, 1966-1969

File 574: U.S. Peace Corps, 1965-1968

Extent: 0.30 inch

U.S. Peace Corps, 1965-1968

Record Group: Intergovernmental

This record group details JDC’s partnerships with intergovernmental organizations and their personnel and affiliates in the course of its global relief and assistance programs. The files include meeting minutes, memos, press releases, and other publicity materials generated by JDC’s initiatives with the International Tracing Service, located in Bad Arolsen, Germany, and various United Nations agencies, including the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Additionally, there is extensive correspondence regarding refugee and relief legislation, claims and settlements for war victims, and discussions of food production and supplies, among other topics.

This record group contains one series: United Restitution Organization (URO). Topics with fewer than three files are listed after this series.

Series 1: United Restitution Organization (URO)

File 545: United Restitution Organization (URO), General, 1971-1974
File 546: United Restitution Organization (URO), General, 1966-1970
File 547: United Restitution Organization (URO), General, 1965
File 481: International Tracing Service, 1968
File 482: International Refugee Organization (IRO), Merchandising Advisory Committee, 1965-1967
File 540: UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1966-1974
File 541: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1965-1974
File 542: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 1965-1974
File 543: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), 1967-1971
File 544: UN World Health Organization, 1969

Record Group: Non-Governmental Organizations

This record group focuses on JDC’s partnerships and initiatives with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as the United Jewish Appeal, the United Israel Appeal, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and with Federation agencies and affiliates from 1965-1974.
This record group is divided into 14 series:

American ORT
Central Fund for Traditional Institutions
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
European Council of Jewish Communities
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services
International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
United Israel Appeal (UIA)
United Jewish Appeal (UJA)
UJA-Federation of New York (UJA-NY)

Files which are not associated with a series are listed after these series.

Series 1: American ORT

File 398: American ORT Foundation, Agreements, 1970-1974
File 399: American ORT Foundation, Agreements, 1965-1969
File 400: American ORT Foundation, 1974

Extent: 0.50 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1974

File 401: American ORT Foundation, 1973

Extent: 0.50 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1973

File 402: American ORT Foundation, 1972

Extent: 0.75 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1972

File 403: American ORT Foundation, 1971

Extent: 0.50 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1971

File 404: American ORT Foundation, 1970

Extent: 0.50 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1970

File 405: American ORT Foundation, 1969

Extent: 0.50 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1969

File 406: American ORT Foundation, 1968

Extent: 0.60 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1968

File 407: American ORT Foundation, 1967

Extent: 0.75 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1967

File 408: American ORT Foundation, 1966

Extent: 0.75 inch

American ORT Foundation, 1966

File 409: American ORT Foundation, Women's ORT, 1966-1974
File 410: American ORT Foundation, Women's ORT, 1965-1968

Series 2: Central Fund for Traditional Institutions

File 414: Central Fund for Traditional Institutions, Canada, 1965-1974
File 415: Central Fund for Traditional Institutions, Cleveland, 1972-1974
File 416: Central Fund for Traditional Institutions, Cleveland, 1965-1971
File 417: Central Fund for Traditional Institutions, Detroit, 1967-1974

Series 3: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.(Claims Conference)

File 419: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), 1968-1974
File 420: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), 1966-1968
File 421: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), 1965
File 422: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Allocations, 1967
File 423: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Community Leader Fund, 1974
File 425: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Hassidei Haumot, 1967-1975
File 426: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Loan, 1965-1973
File 427: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Meetings, 1969-1974
File 428: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), Meetings, 1967-1968
File 429: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), South America, Payment Authorizations, 1965

Series 4: Council on Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds

File 431: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1972-1973
File 432: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1969-1971
File 433: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1968-1969
File 434: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1965-1967
File 435: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Budget Digest, 1970-1973
File 436: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Budget Digest, 1965-1969
File 437: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Committee on Overseas Services, 1969-1971
File 438: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Committee on Overseas Services, 1965-1968
File 439: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Demographic Study: Institute for Jewish Life, 1968-1974
File 440: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Disaster Funds, 1972-1973
File 442: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Shroder Memorial Award, 1968-1974
File 443: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Tax Reform Bill, 1969-1973

Series 5: Conference of Presidents of Major American JewishOrganizations

File 444: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 1971-1974
File 445: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 1970
File 446: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 1967-1969

Series 6: European Council of Jewish Communities
The European Council of Jewish Communities, established by JDC in 1968, was a representative body of democratically elected European Jewish communities.

File 448: European Council of Jewish Communities, 1971-1974
File 449: European Council of Jewish Communities, 1969-1971
File 450: European Council of Jewish Communities, Exchange, 1967-1972
File 451: European Council of Jewish Communities, Standing Conference, 1968
File 452: European Council of Jewish Communities, Standing Conference, 1965-1967
File 453: European Council of Jewish Communities, Young Lay Leadership, 1966-1974
File 454: European Council of Jewish Communities, Young Lay Leadership, Printed Matter, 1968

Series 7: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)

File 459: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Statistical Reports, 1974
File 460: HIAS, Statistical Reports, 1972-1974
File 461: HIAS, Statistical Reports, 1970-1971
File 462: HIAS, Statistical Reports, 1969
File 463: HIAS, General, 1970-1974

Extent: 0.75 inch

HIAS, General, 1970-1974

File 464: HIAS, General, 1968-1970

Extent: 0.75 inch

HIAS, General, 1968-1970

File 465: HIAS, General, 1965

Extent: 0.75 inch

HIAS, General, 1965

Series 8: International Council on Jewish Social and WelfareServices

File 470: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, 1972-1974
File 471: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, 1969-1971
File 472: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, 1968-1969
File 473: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, 1967
File 474: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services, 1965-1967

Series 9: International Council of Voluntary Agencies

File 477: International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), 1969-1974
File 478: International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), 1966-1968
File 479: International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), 1965-1966
File 480: ICVA Refugees Services Memorial Fund, 1964-1966

Series 10: Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

File 484: Jewish Agency, 1970-1974

Extent: 0.50 inch

Jewish Agency, 1970-1974

File 485: Jewish Agency, 1965-1970

Extent: 0.25 inch

Jewish Agency, 1965-1970

File 486: Jewish Agency, 1965-1967

Extent: 0.75 inch

Jewish Agency, 1965-1967

File 487: Jewish Agency, Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns, 1965-1974

Series 11: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

File 493: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1972-1974
File 494: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1970-1972
File 495: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1966-1970
File 496: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Board of Trustees, 1965-1972
File 497: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Kit, 12/7/65

Series 12: United Israel Appeal (UIA)

File 511: United Israel Appeal (UIA), 1971-1974
File 512: UIA, Agreement on Joint Budget Review, 1967-1968
File 513: UIA, Consolidation, 1970-1972

Extent: 0.55 inch

UIA, Consolidation, 1970-1972

File 514: UIA, Loan, 1970-1972

Extent: 0.85 inch

UIA, Loan, 1970-1972

Series 13: United Jewish Appeal (UJA)

File 515: United Jewish Appeal (UJA) National, 1971-1974
File 516: UJA National, General, 1968-1970
File 517: UJA National, General, 1965

Extent: 0.90 inch

UJA National, General, 1965

File 518: UJA National, Agreements, 1966-1973
File 519: UJA National, Amidar, 1967-1968
File 520: UJA National, Annual Meetings, 1966-1970
File 521: UJA National, Board of Directors, Meetings, 1965-1972
File 522: UJA National, Budget, 1965-1974
File 523: UJA National, Cabinet and Officers Meetings, 1965-1974
File 525: UJA National, Collection Progress Report, 1970-1974
File 527: UJA National, Israel Education Fund, 1967-1972
File 527a: UJA National, Israel Emergency Fund, 1967-1972
File 528: UJA National, Executive Committee Meetings, 1972-1973
File 529: UJA National, Executive Committee Meetings, 1970-1971
File 530: UJA National, Executive Committee Meetings, 1965-1968
File 531: UJA National, Loan Papers, February 16, 1970
File 532: UJA National, Overseas Study Mission, 1971-1974
File 533: UJA National, Overseas Study Mission, 1968-1970
File 534: UJA National, Overseas Study Mission, 1965-1967
File 535: UJA National, Overseas Study Mission, Sub-Mission, 1970-1974
File 536: UJA National, University Students Mission, 1965-1972
File 536a: UJA National, Rabbinical Advisory Council, 1965-1973
File 536b: UJA National, Young Leadership, 1965-1974

Series 14: UJA-Federation of New York (UJA-NY)

File 458: UJA-NY, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, 1968-1974
File 537: UJA-New York (UJA-NY), American Israel Paper Mills, 1966-1973
File 538: UJA-NY, American Israel Paper Mills, 1966-1973
File 539: UJA-NY, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, 1973-1974
File 392: American Immigration and Citizenship Conference, 1969-1974
File 393: American Immigration and Citizenship Conference, 1965
File 394: American Jewish Committee, 1965-1973
File 395: American Jewish Service Committee for Civilian Relief in Vietnam (1 of 2), 1967-1968
File 396: American Jewish Service Committee for Civilian Relief in Vietnam (2 of 2), 1967-1968
File 397: American Jewish Emergency Effort for Biafran Relief, 1968
File 411: Baron de Hirsch Fund, 1965-1974
File 412: Catholic Relief Services, 1967-1972
File 413: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1966
File 418: Church World Service, 1965-1974
File 430: Council on Foundations, 1966

Extent: 0.10 inch

Council on Foundations, 1966

File 447: Cuban Hebrew Circle of Miami, 1965
File 455: Ezras Torah Fund, 1965-1974

Extent: 1.00 inch

Ezras Torah Fund, 1965-1974

File 456: Hebrew Union College, General, 1965-1974
File 457: Federated Council of Israel Institutions, 1965-1969
File 466: International Association of Schools of Social Work, 1965-1969
File 467: International Conference of Jewish Communal Services, 1965-1974
File 468: International Cooperation Year, 1965-1966
File 469: International Cooperation Year, Disaster Relief, 1965
File 475: International Council of Jewish Women, 1966-1968
File 476: International Council on Social Welfare, 1965-1974
File 483: Israel Endowment Funds, Inc., 1965-1968
File 488: Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, 1968-1973
File 489: Jewish Communal Fund, 1971-1974
File 490: Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1965-1974
File 491: Louis Kraft Award, 1973-1974

Extent: 0.10 inch

Louis Kraft Award, 1973-1974

File 492: Manufacturer's Hanover Trust, 1965-1968
File 498: Charles E. Merrill Trust, 1967

Extent: 0.10 inch

Charles E. Merrill Trust, 1967

File 499: National Association of Social Workers, 1965-1969
File 500: National Council of Jewish Women, Service for Foreign Born, 1965-1973
File 501: National Jewish Welfare Board, 1965-1974
File 502: New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), 1970-1974
File 503: New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), 1965-1969
File 504: New York Foundation, 1966-1968

Extent: 0.80 inch

New York Foundation, 1966-1968

File 505: North American Relief Society, 1971-1972
File 506: Relief Assistance Fund, September-October 1973
File 507: Ozar HaTorah, 1965-1974

Extent: 0.40 inch

Ozar HaTorah, 1965-1974

File 508: The L.A. Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, 1973-1974
File 509: Tolstoy Foundation, 1965-1971

Extent: 0.10 inch

Tolstoy Foundation, 1965-1971

File 510: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1966-1972
File 575: World Council on Jewish Education, 1965-1966
File 576: World Federation on Mental Health, 1967-1969
File 577: World Habeas Corpus, 1970

Extent: 0.15 inch

World Habeas Corpus, 1970

File 578: World Zionist Organization, 1968-1974
File 580: Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 1966-1974
File 581: Yiddish Dictionary Committee, 1967-1969
File 582: YMCA-World Alliance, 1965-1973

Extent: 0.25 inch

YMCA-World Alliance, 1965-1973

The cataloguing of this collection was made possible through grants from Donald M. and Sylvia Robinson, Marshall M. Weinberg, and an anonymous donor.

The digitization of this collection was made possible through funding from the Polonsky Foundation.

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